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palin meets important people, remains worthless.

Aaaand all of this is actually painful to read.

I’m going to sedate myself with an issue of Real Simple and go to sleep.

[Posted by Mallory]

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palin wants to be on top.

On top of the ticket, that is.  Here she is at a rally yesterday talking about “a Palin and McCain Administration”.  Errr…ummm…pssst, Sarah.  Sarah?  When you are running for the number two spot (God save us all), you usually put the presidential nominee’s name first and then your own.  It’s just common courtesy.

How tacky.

[Posted by Kathleen]

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great site: women against sarah palin.

For me, the past few days have been filled with emo talks, some actual grad school work, and continuing discussion of how much Sarah Palin sucks. I’m beginning to truly loathe the woman, and the fact that she is the only thing anyone is talking about is making me crazy. The editorials are really no longer necessary; everyone with half a brain knows that she is an awful, awful, awful VP choice. Still, I found an anti-Palin site that is worthwhile. It’s called Women Against Sarah Palin (EVERYTIME I try to type her name I type Sarah Plain first. Ha.) and it’s a collection of intelligent and articulate thoughts from women across the country who do not support Palin. Here’s their byline:

On Wednesday, September 3, we sent out an email to 40 friends and colleagues asking them to respond to Sarah Palin’s candidacy as Vice President of the United States. They forwarded the letter to their friends across America. To date, we have received more than 70,000 responses from women of all ages and backgrounds. Below are their voices.

Impressive, right? Here are some of the most provocative responses: 

One fine Friday in June 1952, the woman living in the apartment next door to ours left her 2-year-old daughter with a babysitter to have an (illegal, of course) abortion. She came home later that afternoon weak and pale. She developed an infection and did not survive the weekend. I have never forgotten it. Nor has her daughter. Sarah Palin, NO NO NO.
– Marilyn F., 60, Fairfax, VA

I am a lifelong Alaskan. I have been opposed to Palin since she first emerged as a political force in Alaska. I don’t believe her, I don’t trust her and it would be devastating for the entire country to suffer the harm she has already inflicted on Wasilla and Alaska. I’m terrified how our country values how one plays to the media rather than true intelligence and values. 
– Mary S., AK

This evening I was out at a restaurant having dinner. Two gentlemen who work on Wall Street sat next to me and started a conversation. They cracked several jokes in reference to Sarah Palin and hunting moose. I questioned them on their meaning of these jokes. Basically, they are both McCain supporters and their main concerns are taxes and staying in Iraq for the oil (no matter that many men and women are losing their limbs, brains and lives over it). They think Sarah Palin is a joke and as one stated “yeah, the women are just eating her up – ha, ha”. I raised the question of “what if McCain dies,” and one of them answered, “that would be scary”. So there is the disrespect – that even men in the Republican party think she’s a joke and just a means to gaining the women’s vote. It’s obvious that she is not qualified and is just a pawn for McCain to win some votes.
– Kathleen D., 48, New York, NY

Take a look at the site, and submit your own response. It feels good to channel your anger into a productive grassroots cause.

Also, take a look at this site, which was online in 2007, well before Palin was selected as McCain’s VP. (Thanks to reader Karly for the tip!)

[Posted by Mallory]

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maybe mccain will be the godfather.

In the past few days there have been rumors that Sarah Palin’s youngest son, Trig, was actually her grandson, and liberal bloggers like yours truly were loving it. But now the truth is out. According to the latest news from the New York Times, it looks like Trig really is Palin’s son, but that Palin’s 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, is knocked up:

Bristol Palin, one of Alaska Gov. Palin’s five children with her husband, Todd, is about five months pregnant and is going to keep the child and marry the father, the Palins said in a statement released by the campaign of Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

Bristol Palin made the decision on her own to keep the baby, McCain aides said.

According to the McCain campaign, McCain knew about the pregnancy when he selected Palin as his VP but he had “decid[ed] that it did not disqualify the 44-year-old governor in any way.” I find it hard to believe that McCain knew about this situation and still picked Palin. Sure, it doesn’t “disqualify” her, but it sure as hell complicates things. For a hardcore Christian, morals-focused politician to have a 17-year-old pregnant daughter who clearly dallied in premarital sex — the horror! — is so not good for McCain. Which makes me think he really didn’t research this decision much, and instead just made a last-minute decision to choose Palin so that he could shake things up and look like the maverick he claims to be.

Things are looking better and better for our boy B.

[Posted by Mallory]

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best of luck against biden, sarah.

Take a look at this New York Times breakdown of the VP candidates’ positions on the issues. I think it says a lot about Sarah Palin that half of her positions aren’t even filled in. Guess being well-versed in the issues that a national leader deals with wasn’t something that McCain was looking for in his VP choice. 

Also, Palin’s children are named Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig. Um, that’s just weird. The youngest son, Trig, has Down syndrome, a fact that Palin has used to bolster her pro-life beliefs. Of course it takes a strong and compassionate person to raise a child with Down’s, but one commenter on Timothy Egan’s opinion article about Palin made a good point: “She’s a woman governor with a newborn. How motherly is that? Who exactly is caring for her child?” And maybe that’s a little harsh, but if she’s going to be exploiting that fact to paint herself as a such a nurturing and relatable woman and mother, it’s worth thinking about. I can’t imagine she’d be doing a ton of hands-on parenting if she held the second-highest office in the country.

McCain’s going to need all the luck he can get.

[Posted by Mallory]

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just six words and a picture.

Palin looks lovely in dead animal.

or

PETA: take a look at this!

[Posted by Kathleen]

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sarah palin is mccain’s vp choice.

Interesting choice McCain. Sarah Palin is the governor of Alaska. And it’s so blatantly obvious that you’re fishing for Hilllllllz voters. But remember that sexism that Hillary faced? Yup. You’re going to alienate some of your base. Oh, and remember how you criticized Barack for being young and inexperienced? She hasn’t finished her first term as governor as Alaska. Hmmm. Is she ready to lead? Let the hypocrisy begin.

Okay, I chose a bad picture.

So she is kind of hot in that Tina Fey way. But Sarah Palin, I’d rather see Tina Fey in the White House than you. And Tina would never have those heinous bangs.

One last thought. If I were her, I’d be a little insulted. Because they don’t want her because of her, they chose her because she’s a woman and they’re aching to take away from Barack’s thunder.

UPDATED: Sarah Palin is under investigation for abuse of power. Click here to read the AP story.

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